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On the feast of the Epiphany Francis said the Wise Men were ‘guided by an inner restlessness’

Pope Francis greeted thousands of Italian earthquake survivors at the Vatican

Francis says that Rachel, in the book of Jeremiah, represents every mother throughout history who cries over ‘irreparable loss’

The Order of Malta, like the Vatican, is a sovereign body. For one to investigate the other is simply incoherent

Cardinal Müller’s balancing act

The Vatican doctrinal chief may be a hard taskmaster, but he has an instinct for finding common ground. Can he heal the Church’s divisions?

Ten stories to watch in 2017

A guide to the stories that will be making headlines in 2017

At his general audience, the Pope prayed for prisoners killed in recent riots in Brazil

In 1970 Joseph Ratzinger predicted the Church’s declining influence in the world

The Church ‘has a big role to play’ in the pastoral care of the transgender community, according to the priest in charge of the outreach programme

Cheryl Tobin was blessed by the Pope during a general audience in May